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YHEC at the local level is a basic introduction for youth who are interested in hunting. State YHEC events are at an intermediate level and require youth to have completed a hunter safety course. Local and state YHEC events must feature at least one of the following responsibility/educational events and one of the following shooting events:

Responsibility Events

Test your knowledge of hunter safety, ethics, responsibility and laws

Back of a hunter in blaze orange holding a shotgun with the sun in the background

Hunter Safety Trail

Demonstrate your knowledge of safe hunting practices in various hunting situations

Compass laying on a map


Prove you know how to navigate a course utilizing a map and compass

Skulls of multiple animals on a table

Wildlife Identification

Identify tracks, hides, feathers, and signs of North American wildlife

Shooting Events

Young men wearing ear protection shooting scoped rifles at a range.

.22 Rifle

Utilize a .22 rifle to shoot at action-type or life-size game targets

Young girl smiles after shooting a shotgun on a range.


Demonstrate your shotgun shooting skills across multiple hunters' clay stations

Young man in red shirt shooting a muzzleloading rifle next to a fence.


Use a muzzleloading rifle with open sights to shoot at action-type or life-size game targets

Archer in camouflage at full draw.


Walk through a course with life size animal targets

Find Your Local, State, or Regional YHEC Event

If you are unable to find an event near you, please call us at (800) 492-4868 opt 3 or email us at [email protected].

Date Local, State, or Regional Location City State Contact
June 8-10, 2023 State Benton County Quail Facility Bentonville Arkansas Gary Jobe
[email protected]
June 10, 2023 State Upton Gun Club Upton Wyoming Rick Rothleutner
[email protected]
June 16, 2023 Local A-1 Archery Hudson Wisconsin Dana Keller
[email protected]
June 16-17, 2023 Local Star Valley Wyoming YHEC Afton Wyoming Hanna Buxman
[email protected]
June 17, 2023 State PA Game Commission Range Scotia Pennsylvania Connie Petris
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June 17, 2023 State Payne's Quail Farm Memphis Tennessee Sherrie A Baskin
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June 24, 2023 Local Chippewa County Shooting Association Sault Ste. Marie Michigan Melanie Greenfield
[email protected]
June 24, 2023 Local Worland Shooting Complex Worland Wyoming Thomas M. Outland
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June 24-25, 2023 State Maryland Youth Hunter Education Challenge Williamsport Maryland Jerrod Bauerlien
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July 24-29, 2023 Regional Central Regional YHEC Bentonville Arkansas Gary Jobe
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July 31 - August 4, 2023 Regional Eastern Regional YHEC Versailles Indiana Richard Lathrop
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August 5-6, 2023 State Capital Area Sportsmen's League Lansing Michigan Stacie Walker
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August 12, 2023 Local South Central Kansas Mayfield Kansas Allyssa Denham
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August 13, 2023 State Outdoor Heritage Education Complex Louisville Nebraska Christy Christiansen
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September 9, 2023 State NEPA Annual Junior Shoot Archbald Pennsylvania Angela Saar
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For more information about YHEC, contact Youth Hunter Education at (800) 492-4868 opt. 3 or [email protected]